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Saunders vs. Andrade Purse Bid is Set By WBO For July 25

A purse bid has been scheduled by the World Boxing Organization, for Billy Joe Saunders' mandatory defense of his WBO middleweight title against undefeated challenger Demetrius Andrade.

The fight was recently ordered and both sides had a short window of ten days (10) to negotiate and reach an agreement. Because no deal was even close to being reached, a purse bid has already been set down.

The date of the purse bid has been scheduled for next Wednesday, July 25, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The minimum acceptable bid is $200,000.

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Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) has been inactive since securing one of the biggest wins of his career - when he traveled over to Canada to dominate David Lemieux over twelve rounds in December 2017 to retain his title.

It was only the third defense for Saunders since capturing the world title from Andy Lee back in December 2015.

Saunders has been plagued by injuries and postponed bouts.

He was scheduled to fight Martin Murray on two separate days in the last few months - and withdrew from both with claimed training injuries.

A deal to face WBC, WBA, IBO champion Gennady Golovkin was in place for August - but that fell through when Golovkin finalized a deal to face Canelo Alvarez in a rematch on September 15th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

On the other side, Andrade has not been the most active fighter either.

He recently parted ways with career promoters, Banner Promotions and Star Boxing.

It was officially announced on Tuesday, that Andrade had signed up with promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom. His next fight is being tabbed for October 6th in Chicago, as part of the first Matrchoom USA card on the new streaming service DAZN.

Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) has been out of the ring since last October, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Alantez Fox. That was his debut bout at the middleweight limit, after holding the WBA's "regular" title in the junior middleweight division.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fanofreason on 07-25-2018

It took Eddie less then a year to become a joke and piss off every network in the US.

Comment by pittapatta66 on 07-25-2018

This is a fight MW desperately needs, so much chit going on in that div

Comment by Clegg on 07-25-2018

Anyone know what time today it happens? Predictions? Does Andrade/Hearn walk away if Warren wins the bid?

Comment by slimPickings on 07-19-2018

Anyone who thinks BJS will do to Andrade what he did to Lemieux is boderline clueless and i am a BIG BJS fan. Wish BJS would get a big money fight first before rolling the dice with Andrade.

Comment by CoachMac34 on 07-19-2018

The fight will definitely happen. Andrade is going to knock off some rust with a tune up and then lift the belt off of BJS sometime in 2019. Both fighters probably need interim fights b/c of their inactivity.

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